Synopses & Reviews
Colorful characters, fascinating history, and winemaking detail blend with luminous prose in Ellen Crosby’s “sprightly” (Publishers Weekly
) new tale of suspense set in Virginia’s lush wine country.
When a tornado rips through Montgomery Estate Vineyard and unearths a grave in an abandoned field, police inform Lucie Montgomery that the odds are good someone in her family is responsible—possibly for murder. But she has more to worry about than buried secrets.
A clash between her charming new farm manager and her winemaker, Quinn Santori, tests her complicated romantic and professional feelings for Quinn, fueling the winery’s combustible atmosphere. Meanwhile eerie ghost stories make her think twice about allowing Civil War reenactors to use a field near the grave site—until the spirits of her own family’s past converge for a most unexpected outcome.
Ellen Crosby's fourth Wine Country mystery involves a mysterious skeleton, Civil War reenactors, and vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery's family secrets.
About the Author
is the author of six books in the Virginia wine country mystery series: The Viognier Vendetta, The Riesling Retribution, The Bordeaux Betrayal, The Chardonnay Charade,
and The Merlot Murders.
She also wrote Moscow Nights
, a stand-alone novel published in London. A former freelance reporter for The Washington Post
and the Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News, Crosby lives in Virginia with her family. Learn more about her at EllenCrosby.com